News from the City of Marion

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:22am

The following street will be closed during the dates and times listed below:

     Street:  S. Vine St. between Eisenhower St. and Walnut St.

     Closure Start Date:  Wednesday, June 15 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Friday, June 17 - 5:00 pm

The City Sewer Maintenance Department will be completing sewer repair work at this location.


Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:15pm

The Marion Land Bank wil be selling six parcels of property and two structures on June 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding the sale may be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by selecting the following link.

06/07/2016 Land Bank Sale Information


Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:12pm

The City of Marion will be performing smoke testing on the sanitary sewers from the intersection of Columbia Street at State Street to the Intersection of Brightwood Drive at Mt. Vernon Avenue, between Church Street, Walnut Street and Presidential Drive.  This testing will occur on Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday May 19 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.


Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:53am

The City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016 that is free for city residents.

Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute).  Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.

Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

          Please note:  Yard Waste, Appliances, Tires, Regular Garbage, or Hazardous Materials will NOT be accepted.

Contact the City Sanitation and Streets Department at (740) 382-1479 for additional information.


Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:52am

The following street will be closed during the dates and times listed below:

     Street:  Chestnut St. between Leader St. and Oak St.

     Closure Start Date:  Wednesday, May 4 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Wednesday, May 18 - 5:00 pm

A contractor working for Columbia Gas will be working at this location.


Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:25pm

The following street will be closed during the dates and times listed below:

     Street:  Pearl St. between S. Prospect St. and Bellefontaine Ave.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, April 25 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Friday, April 29 - 5:00 pm

The City Sewer Maintenance Department will be doing repair work at this location.


Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:15am

The City of Marion will hold a 2016 “Spring Break Sale” for Family Memberships to the Lincoln Park Aquatic Center.  The sale will be held Monday, March 28th through Friday, April 8th.  During these dates, the cost of a Family Membership will be $199 and may include up to 8 people on the membership.  

You can purchase a membership at the Safety Director’s office on the 3rd floor of City Hall, between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 am - 1:00 pm on Friday. You may also go to the Parks Department Office, located at the Marion Airport (1530 Pole Lane Road) between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Additionally, we will be open from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, at the Airport only.

Accepted forms of payment include checks, cash, Visa or MasterCard.

For questions or any further information, please feel free to contact the Parks Department at 740-387-5370 or the Safety Director’s Office at 740-387-5865.


Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:12am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside will begin on Monday, April 11, 2016.  The curbside pick up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up - Monday yard waste pick up).  With limited personnel, this schedule may vary.  Note: Residents currently on the City’s “Pink Sign Program” as the result of a delinquent sanitation and sewer account are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.

There is a limit of 3 bags and/or 3 bundles of limbs/branches that will be collected from each residence per week during the 2016 yard waste season.  Branches must be tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet in length.  As in the past, the City will not collect grass clippings as yard waste material at curbside.

Residents are encouraged to drop off grass clippings and yard waste materials, free of charge, to Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc., located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass).  Requirements for grass and yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location to verify proof of City residency (i.e. license, utility bill, etc.)
  2. Items being dropped off must be weighed by Park Enterprise employee before materials are discarded.
  3. Residents using plastic bags are required to remove waste from bags and then discard of plastic bags properly.  Biodegradable paper bags are available at most local retail stores.

Also note that the City of Marion is not responsible for the collection and/or disposal of trees or large amounts of brush cut and/or removed from personal property.  Disposal of trees and/or large amounts of brush from personal property is the property owner’s responsibility.  These items may be taken, FREE OF CHARGE for all city residents, to Park Enterprise Construction (560 Barks Rd. W.) for disposal.

Call Park Enterprise at 740-223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation. 


Additional Information:  City Sanitation and Streets Department  740-382-1479


Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:02am

The following street will be closed during the dates and times listed below:

     Street:  Fairwood Ave. between Fairlane Ave. and Fairview St.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, March 28 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Friday, April 1 - 5:00 pm

The City Sewer Maintenance Department will be performing sewer repair work at this location.


Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:55pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Good Friday holiday, offices located in City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016.  Due to City Hall being closed on Friday, offices will be observing their weekly early closure day on Thursday, March 24.

The following departments will operate as noted below on Friday, March 25:

  1. Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling.  Customers who normally have refuse collected on Friday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
  2. Marion Area Transit buses will not be in operation on Friday, March 25.
  3. Marion Senior Center will be closed, resulting in programs, activities, and transportation not being available on Friday, March 25.

Essential services including airport, fire, and police will operate as usual.